Ender wrote:Drafting back to back C is fine if you are doing it at a smart time. I wouldn't do it myself though. Good C have a ton of value, you just dont' want to draft them 'at value' because their injury rates are too high and you don't want to draft the top end guys because they have absolutely no upside. A guy like Doumit has a little upside still.
I also agree that I like to take one of the top 7 or 8 closers, I just have to get them at value, if people are reaching for them in the 5th round and taking the 7th or 8th one in the 6th or 7th I'll just grab my value somewhere else. I still like drafts where I end up with a good closer in the 7th or 8th round more than the drafts where I am pulling guys off the scrap heap.
I think position scarcity is mostly a sham for 2B/SS though. You can always get a good value somewhere in the draft, no reason to reach for these guys just because you are worried about filling the position. If I gave anyone advice it is to go with corner IF and OF in the early rounds, get the best production you can and then get the MI at value in the mid rounds.
Agreed with most of this. While grabbing back to back catchers isn't advised I've done it once or twice the last 10 years. If your in a 2 catcher league and run into an instance where they are good value, I've done it. And I also agree with grabbing a top closer...and agree once again that its all about value....you grab anyone, anywhere if the value is right. I will say its probably not wise to talk about this freely like its generally a good strategy to use because most of the time it isn't....its all about getting good value and the draft has to be falling in a way that it makes sense.